s26 - Measuring angles clockwise from 12 o’clock, at time...

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Solution to Problem 26 Congratulations to this week’s winner Mike Fitzpatrick Correct solutions were also received from Jim Otermat, Karrie Mazurkiewicz, Kerrie Kerr, Ray Kremer, Yan Fridman, and Erik Lamb (of Maroa-Forsyth High School). Three incorrect or incomplete submissions were received. Let t denote the time at which the two hands of the clock meet.
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Unformatted text preview: Measuring angles clockwise from 12 o’clock, at time t the minute hand has swept out an angle of [IMAGE] while the hour hand has swept out an angle of [IMAGE] /2 + [IMAGE] /12. Solving for [IMAGE] gives [IMAGE] = (6/11)[IMAGE] . This gives a time of 3:16:21.8181. .....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course MATH 301 taught by Professor Albertodelgado during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.

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